NATIONAL CITY, California — A Philippine-born businesswoman is running in National City, California’s at large council election in November.
Ditas Delossantos Yamane is among five candidates who have file paperwork to run. The others are Jerry Cano, Gonzalo Quintero, Marcus Bush and Jose Rodriguez.
National City the second oldest city in San Diego County, with a population of 58,582 with a large number of Filipino residents. Tagalog is spoken in 25% of households. The city was incorporated in 1887
Yamane says she “grew up poor” in the Philippines but trained herself to succeed. She worked as a flight attendant and helped her husband run a small business.
Yamane was National City Planning Commissioner; National City Chamber of Commerce president; California Association of Realtors director; Assessment Appeals Board member; Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors president.
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